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Montana town offers to take Guantanamo prisoners
Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2009 | MATTHEW BROWN

Posted on 05/29/2009 12:37:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) - On Capitol Hill, politicians are dead-set against transferring some of the world's most feared terrorists from Guantanamo to prisons on U.S. soil. But at City Hall in this impoverished town on the Northern Plains, the attitude is: Bring 'em on.

Hardin, a dusty town of 3,400 people so desperate that it built a $27 million jail a couple of years ago in the vain hope it would be a moneymaker, is offering to house hundreds of Gitmo detainees at the brand-new, never-used institution.

The medium-security jail was conceived as a holding facility for drunks and other scofflaws, but town leaders said it could be fortified with a couple of guard towers and some more concertina wire. Apart from that, it is a turnkey operation, fully outfitted with everything from cafeteria trays and sweatsocks to 88 surveillance cameras.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Montana; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gitmo; guantanamo; prison; prisoners

1 posted on 05/29/2009 12:37:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They're literally asking for it. Why should I stop it from happening?
2 posted on 05/29/2009 12:39:59 PM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Capitalism works.


3 posted on 05/29/2009 12:40:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: TomOnTheRun

is it a “right to work” state?

if so, they won’t be allowed to have it.

only union approved guards can guard terrorist.


4 posted on 05/29/2009 12:44:07 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah but.....does it fast the east?


5 posted on 05/29/2009 12:45:40 PM PDT by RC2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL.

Well I guess the union members will be paying extra dues as thanks for that “privilege”.


6 posted on 05/29/2009 12:45:55 PM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stupid beyond beief.


7 posted on 05/29/2009 12:48:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TomOnTheRun

they should put it in private hands, in a RTW state with no state income tax.

talk about some economic stimulus!


8 posted on 05/29/2009 12:48:38 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If terrorists have to be here, this is a good place for them. Isolated, remote, and the townspeople know everyone, so strangers (ie, friends of terrorists) would stand out and be noticed. The prison can be beefed up to maximum security, with terrorists only (so the other prisoners won’t kill them), and they’ll loooooove Montana in the winter after sunny Gitmo.


9 posted on 05/29/2009 12:48:40 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sounds as if they’ve cut a deal to be the future home of the Obama Presidential Library...


10 posted on 05/29/2009 12:51:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Montana has an interesting history of ‘hemp rope justice’. Maybe they HAVE thought this through...


11 posted on 05/29/2009 12:52:14 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’em enjoy those mild Montana winters. HA.


12 posted on 05/29/2009 12:52:43 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The white males in Hardin, MT better make sure an Hispanic female agrees with their conslusion.


13 posted on 05/29/2009 12:54:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would suggest these folks have no idea what they would be in for, if they did take the terrorists.

The press would swarm on the state officials like flies on poop. Attornies would come out of the woodwork seeking to represent the poor terrorists. The radical left would swarm the prison with a constant vigil seeking the fair treatment (read that release into the U.S. populace) or all the terrorists.

Code Pink would be swarming the their next patriotic cause.

Communist attorneys and the ACLU would dedicate their and tax free funds to spring the terrorists. They would discover information in the process and provide it to terrorist organizations. Code pink would join with A.N.S.W.E.R. and their affiliates to put tens of thousands of people on site.

So, does this sound like anything any of us should want to see?


14 posted on 05/29/2009 12:54:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: muleskinner

If we have to take them, stick them in the coldest most isolated place in the country.


15 posted on 05/29/2009 12:54:55 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Fair enough... Just remember that private prisons and accountability are not 1:1 - They certainly aren’t here in Texas. A family member that works as a pshrink for Texas prison system has complained non-stop about the steadily rising levels of red-tape and interference she faces since the facility she is at went private. Drives her mad to know people not ready are going free and her time and effort are being eaten up by shoddy CYA maneuvers.

I’ve no proof of it happening in other states but I’d be very surprised if it only happened in Texas. What would we do to prevent that from happening with these men? (The most dangerous criminals around.)


16 posted on 05/29/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This town built a $27 million prison on spec?


17 posted on 05/29/2009 12:59:00 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Roklok

Attu Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attu_Island


18 posted on 05/29/2009 1:02:44 PM PDT by MCF
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To: TomOnTheRun

errr.. That was unclear of me. I meant the private authority had her filling out paperwork and filing reports that are a nothing except a CYA for them. Not that she spends her time on CYA for herself.


19 posted on 05/29/2009 1:03:55 PM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: TomOnTheRun
What would we do to prevent that from happening with these men? (The most dangerous criminals around.)

if they escape, there's always the local posse.I imagine they'd get plenty of volunteers in MT.

20 posted on 05/29/2009 1:23:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: DoughtyOne
To the best of my knowledge, Hardin, MT is blessed with three motels -- a Super 8 plus two independents. The top restaurant in town is apparently the Lariat Country Kitchen.

Billings is the "big city"...and it's 43 miles away. Last I was there, Billings wouldn't be confused with a cushy, well-appointed and cosmopolitan destination.

I wonder what kind of reception the national media, ACLU lawyers, ANSWER and Code Pink might get in Hardin or Billings. Or how welcome these groups might feel. After all, there are probably as many guns in Hardin as people...

Somehow, I think the media would enjoy Hardin in the winter pretty much like they enjoyed Crawford in August.

21 posted on 05/29/2009 1:28:38 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
To the best of my knowledge, Hardin, MT is blessed with three motels -- a Super 8 plus two independents.

Super 8 is too good for them. Put them in a Holiday Inn.
22 posted on 05/29/2009 1:56:51 PM PDT by kenavi (Want a real stimulus? Drill!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where are they going to build the mosque?


23 posted on 05/29/2009 1:59:41 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

shame this is not 1890 where Montana would be even now building the gallows and testing it out while waiting for the terrorists arrival... sigh....


24 posted on 05/29/2009 2:24:02 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: okie01

Those are good points. Isn’t Montana a Conservative haven for the most part too? LOL, it would be pure hell for the people I mentioned wouldn’t it.


25 posted on 05/29/2009 2:41:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Isn’t Montana a Conservative haven for the most part too?

Outside of Missoula and Helena, I'm not sure there are any liberals in Montana.

LOL, it would be pure hell for the people I mentioned wouldn’t it.

Well, being liberals, they could always visit the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn and pee on the 7th Cavalry's graves. They'd probably get more satisfaction out of that than ordering the special at the Lariat Country Kitchen...

26 posted on 05/29/2009 3:18:44 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d take em here in my town as long as we didn’t have to give em back........................ever................


27 posted on 05/29/2009 5:10:40 PM PDT by lucias_clay (Its times like this I'm glad I'm a whig.)
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To: okie01

No doubt! :-)


28 posted on 05/29/2009 7:51:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“...a holding facility for drunks and other scofflaws...”

$27 million facility? All that for a couple of “drunks and other scofflaw’s.”

“...more concertina wire... “

Concertina wire for a couple of drunks. What the hell is Otis drinking up there?

“...fully outfitted with everything from cafeteria trays and sweatsocks to 88 surveillance cameras.”

Well I guess the drunks can eat, have warm feet and pose for the camera’s.

29 posted on 06/13/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by Mikey (Freedom isn't free, but slavery is.)
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